Facebook Dying Out Just Like Myspace Did

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Has anyone else noticed that Facebook is starting to look like a Ghost Town much like Myspace did when everyone just stopped logging in, posting, updating and using it? If Facebook is dead which Social Media is the New King? Where should everyone be redirecting their efforts for Business Pages in Social Media in 2021?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rui Li
    I'm thinking about IG. It's the SNS I use the most frequently.
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    • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
      Is Instagram a stand alone social media or do you require Facebook to open a Instagram account?
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      • Profile picture of the author Monetize
        Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

        Is Instagram a stand alone social media or do you require Facebook to open a Instagram account?

        IG is owned by FB and you can register a separate
        IG account without going through FB. It is also an
        option to sign into IG with your FB account.

        FB will never die out like MySpace did, I think that
        many people are leaving FB because they are tired
        of being spied on by the big tech/conglomerates.
        People value their privacy more than anything.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serene Carmen
    The teens and twenties seem to be on Tik Tok and Youtube. I use Facebook for marketing but for personal use I enjoy Twitter, not really interested in seeing funny dances or what someone is about to eat for dinner.
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  • Profile picture of the author Asya Postoplan
    There are a lot of inactive groups on Facebook. For example, in groups with a million users, there is very little activity - only 10 likes and a lot of comments from bots. It's sad. Many have started selling their groups, because most likely it is useless to wait for success further. But then really, what other social networks are left where the audience is over 25+
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  • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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    Not really. It's probably the algorithm. User-wise, it's still got billions around.
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  • Facebook will not completely die until something similar and better will replace it... now it has simply no young people...
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  • Profile picture of the author EllaMiller
    I think that older generations use mostly Facebook, younger like me (I'm in my twenties) use mostly Instagram and teenagers Tiktok. But I don't think any of this social media will ever die out, they will probably just have to modernize it to younger generations.
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  • I get pitched alot on Facebook and when I ask them are they building a list they seldom are.

    They prefer find leads one by one.

    I think from an internet marketing standpoint that is the appeal to Facebook. Groups and one on one interaction.

    Instagram is a different beast but for one on one engagement same for that reason. Alot of Cold DMs and pitches.

    Alot of Services based people.
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  • Profile picture of the author Awais_Afzal1
    Originally Posted by DURABLEOILCOM View Post

    Has anyone else noticed that Facebook is starting to look like a Ghost Town much like Myspace did when everyone just stopped logging in, posting, updating and using it? If Facebook is dead which Social Media is the New King? Where should everyone be redirecting their efforts for Business Pages in Social Media in 2021?
    I have seen Instagram performs best compare to facebook for mostly b2c products.
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  • Profile picture of the author JamesMill
    Guys if you don't realize that TikTok is currently in the "king" position then you haven't been paying attention to where the eyeballs are focused on :X

    TikTok is 1000000% in charge of social dominance right now.
    Followed by a tie between Instagram and YouTube.
    Then in last sad place is Facebook which I do agree should be on it's way out (why do you think they keep talking about the metaverse so much? lol they know it too!)

    Everyone should be pushing towards organic TikTok content that is relatable for your brand without using it to exploit your social media manager as that seems to also be a trend that is being exposed on the platform.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Guys if you don't realize that TikTok is currently in the "king" position then you haven't been paying attention to where the eyeballs are focused on :X
    Sometime in 2019 or 2020 there is a busy thread on this forum about TikTok and the risks it could pose to the public. It is interesting that nothing has changed and yet TikTok has continued to grow.

    The complaint then was that TikTok was owned by China...you can say the owner is ByteDance- but basically that means China.

    At the time the public was all 'concerned' and a sale was arranged. The issue was privacy and personal information and access to the PEOPLE in the US and other countries....that led back to China.

    TikTok has continued to gain users and popularity. It's interesting because in 2021 the 'sale' did not go through - the idea of selling was abandoned. TikTok from what I can find is still owned by China - and Americans and citizens of other countries seem to give no thought to protecting their privacy on the platform.

    Is it because TikTok is THAT useful, or THAT entertaining? Anyone know why what was a 'threat' a year or two ago is now 'not a big deal'?
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    • Profile picture of the author WF- Enzo
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      At this point I think people don't seem to care about TikTok's privacy issues.

      And the content posted on TikTok is something else.

      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Sometime in 2019 or 2020 there is a busy thread on this forum about TikTok and the risks it could pose to the public. It is interesting that nothing has changed and yet TikTok has continued to grow.

      The complaint then was that TikTok was owned by China...you can say the owner is ByteDance- but basically that means China.

      At the time the public was all 'concerned' and a sale was arranged. The issue was privacy and personal information and access to the PEOPLE in the US and other countries....that led back to China.

      TikTok has continued to gain users and popularity. It's interesting because in 2021 the 'sale' did not go through - the idea of selling was abandoned. TikTok from what I can find is still owned by China - and Americans and citizens of other countries seem to give no thought to protecting their privacy on the platform.

      Is it because TikTok is THAT useful, or THAT entertaining? Anyone know why what was a 'threat' a year or two ago is now 'not a big deal'?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I think Facebook is still popular with older people (boomers like myself). We don't really like learning new tech so we're not going to jump onto every new thing. I use Instagram but I hate Twitter and wouldn't touch tik-toc with a ten foot pole. These are only my personal preferences, of course, but I haven't noticed any slow down on my Facebook newsfeed.

    So for business purposes it all comes down to "know your audience."

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  • No, It's Never Die out in the digital world.
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  • Profile picture of the author anwar001
    I don't think it will die out so abruptly. But it may surely be declining in popularity.

    Facebook is still a great marketing platform though. It has tons of useful features for us marketers ranging from the ability to create pages, groups, join other niche related groups, share videos, messenger, events, do lives, and host of other stuff. I sincerely hope that Facebook stays around for more time as it can be a great lead generation platform for almost any business.

    I personally would feel sorry to see it go down (if it does), at least as a marketer. One a wholly personal level I was never a crazy, obsessed Facebook user ever.
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  • Profile picture of the author IM2Pat
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    all good points here however people have been saying FB or META now....has been on the verge of becoming MySpace for a decade at least! It's become ubiquitous like the Google verb, it's membership is over 2B and it's revenue is crazy stupid high in the tens of billions. I don't know...how does a co like that just die out? I don't think it does...at least not in the next 3 years.
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  • Facebook isn't going to die because for a lot of countries, it's the only way to access the internet. Facebook has invested a lot in supporting internet infrastructure in developing countries. They also have deals with ISP and network providers that give people access to Facebook without using up their data.

    So even if people don't want to use Facebook anymore, they may not have a choice.
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